Monday, July 30, 2012

Swiss Circle of Sri Lanka celebrates at the Paradise Beach

As the Swiss National Day falls on 1st August 2012, the Swiss Circle consisting of Swiss Nationals and now involving many corporate members. The Swiss Circle of Colombo was established to promote social activities amongst Swiss Nationals in Sri Lanka with a monthly fellowship programme consisting of Christmas gatherings to National Day celebrations. This year it was held at the Paradise Beach of MLH on 29th July 2012.

Flavourful Organic Artichokes Festival with a whole lot of heart at MLH

An artichoke is earned. Meaning? It isn't easy. There are thorns. There's that sometimes stringy stem. And there's no cutting corners with teeth-stripping the meaty lusciousness off those pointy leaves. But, in the end? You earn that soft, delicious center. You have an unrushed eating experience. Oh yes you can enjoy a flavor that can only be described as "artichoke-y."

Artichokes are the ideal gourmet vegetable for a hearty meal. Famous for their unsurpassable capacity to promote flatulence, artichokes are supreme at alleviating digestive disorders, Artichokes have a high level of antioxidants and they increase bile production in the liver, which helps with blood fat metabolism. They also contain cynarin, which lowers cholesterol levels. Hence MLH has taken 6th to 12th August 2012 to promote this delicious vegetable made into succulent recipes by our global chefs. The artichokes have been organically grown by Saaraketha: an organically certified entity that thrives on sustainability and vouches that you can eat more than just the leaf base and the heart of the artichoke.

Artichokes in general are naturally delicious that it's best not to complicate things when preparing these nutritious thistles. MLH’s artichoke recipes uses a very simple roasting, grilled, sautéed or even raw on salads to concentrate the flavors. The artichokes made using this recipe can be eaten hot, warm, or chilled. Some of the dishes that will be yours to experience are:

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

August Entertainment Schedule

CIMA President fascinated with MLH

“I consider MLH a seven star because of the characteristic, quality of service and the uniqueness of the property and it really fascinates me,” states Mr Gulzari Babber, President of CIMA. He was Sri Lanka recently as a judge for the GBC 2012 where over 22 countries participated in a Global Business Challenge that was held at MLH from 23rd to 25th July 2012. The CIMA global business challenge is an international business competition designed to bring out the best in young business leaders of tomorrow. This is a great opportunity for students around the world to showcase their talent in business management.

When asked what he liked of MLH he stated, “the intricate details that surface the years of history engulfed in this magnificent edifice, is truly amazing.” He further states, “it is also the people that make it happen indeed that brings the character of the property out of the woodworks indeed making my stay a memorable one.”

Yes this building has soul and I definitely will come back to be part of MLH once again.

Tastes from the Kingdom - Every Wednesday night at the Governor's Restaurant